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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Lisa  Cohen Minnick (IPA: lisə kowɪn mɪnɪk)
Institution: Western Michigan University
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Homepage: http://www.retroflexive.com
State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Dialect Literature and English in the USA: Standardization and National Linguistic Identity. In Hickey (ed.), Varieties of English in Writing: The Written Word as Linguistic Evidence. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010. 163-95.

Dialect and Dichotomy: Literary Representations of African American Speech. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 2004.

Jim's Language and the Issue of Race in Huckleberry Finn. Language and Literature 10:2 (2001).

Representations of Speech and Attitudes about Race in The Sound and the Fury. Southern Journal of Linguistics 25:1/2 (2003)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Dialect and Dichotomy
Courses Taught: Language Variation in American English
Development of Modern English
Language, Gender, and Culture
The Language of American Literature
Politics and the English Language
Dissertation Abstract: Dialect and Dichotomy: A computational and critical approach to analyzing literary representations of African American speech

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